Stories about teachers that we greatly appreciate show our own values and aspirations, and sharing them with those around us helps us build a culture of gratitude. A meeting, a conversation or any event that some of us experience intensely enough can change our lives.
Meeting a special person may turn into a crucial moment that will provide us direction both in our career and personal life. A doctor in Medford, Burlington County, was encouraged by one of his patients to thank his science teacher who inspired him to become a neurosurgeon.
In the 1980s, Albert Siedlecki was the teacher of the doctor who turned into a successful neurosurgeon, and he was the one who taught him how to dissect a frog brain. Now, after 30 years, Dr. Buono saves the lives of his patients.
When the teacher receives the phone call from his former student, the emotions overwhelm him, and his eyes fill with tears. When Dr. Lee Buono was a student, the teacher had told him that he would become a brilliant surgeon – as we see his intuition didn’t fail him.
Following the call, Dr. Lee Buono also made a visit to his former teacher to convey his gratitude to the remarkable person who influenced his steps on the road of knowledge.